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information technology - network specialist


    Video: Information Technology - Network Specialist

    Program Number: 10-150-2
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Fond du Lac, most courses available at the West Bend campus.
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    Students can earn both the Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist associate of applied science degrees in only five terms (an additional 12 credits) by following the Dual Degree Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist program guide.

    The Information Technology - Network Specialist program prepares students with the skills and knowledge to provide businesses and organizations with computer network support, network installation, network administration, network design and integration. Coursework also prepares students to acquire nationally recognized industry certification. In order to better meet corporate demands for information sharing, integrated technologies are a major component of the program.

    Coursework may be offered in a sequence and time frame to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. A major strength of the program is instruction based on industry standards and certification. Required courses help prepare students for the Comp TIA A+ certification and the Comp TIA Network+ certification.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $41,596

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Implement computer networks.
    • Implement client systems.
    • Implement server operating systems.
    • Implement network security components.
    • Develop technical documentation.
    • Troubleshoot network systems.

    Career Opportunities

    • Network Analyst
    • Network Administrator
    • Network Specialist
    • Network Manager
    • Network Integration Specialist

    Admission Process

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    150-101 Network+ 3
    150-102 Introduction to O/S 3
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 15
    Semester 2
    150-120 Microsoft Servers 3
    150-122 Virtualization 3
    154-113 Help Desk Concepts 3
    154-116 Computer Software Support 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 15
    Semester 3
    150-141 Computer Network Installation 3
    150-191 Principles of Information Security 3
    154-117 Computer Hardware Support 3
    154-125 Mobile Device Management 3
    801-197 Technical Reporting 3
    Total 15
    Semester 4
    150-110 Cloud Computing 3
    150-115 Emerging Innovations in Technology 3
    150-126 Internet of Things 3
    150-130 IT Administration 3
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 18
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 63

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.